PMA Fresh Connections: Retail

Does your success depend upon connecting to retail industry partners and retail shoppers? Then join us in Philadelphia to connect and meet industry-leading retailers—plus gain practical techniques to build transactions, increase basket size and stay top-of-mind with customers. Whether you’re a grower or business solution provider, the relationships and reinvigorated direction you need to succeed will be here at this lively event. For two days, you’ll be surrounded by opportunities, and our schedule is designed to help you capitalize on every one of them.

Connect one-on-one with executives and managers from top U.S. retailers, including:

  • ACME Markets
  • Associated Wholesale Grocers
  • Bozzutos 
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers  
  • Giant Martins
  • HelloFresh        
  • Krasdale Foods
  • Meijer   
  • Pyramid Foods
  • The Kroger Co.  
  • Wakefern Food Corporation    
  • Wegmans Food Markets, Inc,
  • and more!

New for 2018: Produce Glean Volunteer Opportunity* - SOLD OUT

Join your colleagues for an optional volunteer opportunity to rescue produce for those in need in the Philadelphia area. Attendees will depart the Philadelphia Airport Marriott at 12:45 pm on April 11 and travel to the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market for a two-hour Produce Rescue Glean. Only 25 spaces are available for this complimentary volunteer opportunity, and separate registration is required.  For more information, contact Astrid Schrier at +1 (302) 607-2102.  Together, we will sort and glean nearly 10,000 pounds of fresh produce for deserving people in the Philadelphia region.

Separate registration required. 

Retail Produce Tour (Optional)*

Attend a guided tour of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market on April 12. Opened in June 2011 as the world’s largest fully-enclosed, fully-refrigerated wholesale produce terminal, this facility houses 25 independent fresh produce wholesalers that sell to customers from Florida to Canada with most coming from within a 150 mile radius. This is a great opportunity to make new contacts and meet key retailers. The tour will take place at 7:00 am, departing the hotel at 6:45 am and returning for the start of the education program. The tour is complimentary, but separate registration is required, and space is limited. For more information, contact Astrid Schrier at +1 (302) 607-2102.
* Separate registration required.

Become an Event Sponsor

Promote your product and services to industry leaders. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact George Szczepanski at +1 (302) 607-2140 to learn more.

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Astrid Schrier

Astrid Schrier

Event Manager

+1 (302) 607-2102

Email Astrid

George Sczepanski

George Szczepanski

Director of Sponsorship / Exhibit Sales

+1 (302) 607-2140

Email George